Hong Kong – Series 3 – Feburary 2014

These are just genre images I shot whilst on my visit.

Hope you ENJOY!

The Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees are a popular shrine in Hong Kong located near the Tin Hau Temple in Fong Ma Po Village

Lam Tsuen. The temple was built around 1768 0r 1771, during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor in the Qing dynasty.

Until a short time ago Tao Po was the springboard for this large tree, laden with coloured streamers of paper tied to oranges, in the village of Fong Ma Po to the west.

The idea was to write your wish on a piece of paper, tie it to citrus fruit and then throw it as high as you could into the tree.

If the fruit lodged in the branches, you were in luck – and the higher it went, the more chance there was of your wish coming true.

But in 2005 a large branch of the tree came crashing to the ground dashing most people’s wishes once and for all.

Now the tree is being left alone to recover and in the name of conservation, wish maker can only tie their wishing papers to Chinese-style wooden racks, or throw plastic fruits onto a plastic tree!







This is an image I shot on 35mm B/W  (film) camera, unfortunately the film jammed when I tried to release it,

and I only managed to salvage 3/4 negs and they were damaged and scratched.

Here is a few images I shot and processed!





Hong Kong – Series 2 – February 2014

I shot these image back in February when I visited Hong Kong.

I visited the Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple which is suited in the Centre of the city.

The temple is vibrant will colour, the images are high contrast and vibrant which was my intention.

I have also edited some image into B/W as they work well.

The Wong Tai Sin Temple’s claim to ‘make every wish come true upon request’ might have something to do with its popularity.

Home to three religions (Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism) its natural setting and beautifully ornamented buildings make it as much a scenic attraction as an important religious centre

The temple commemorates the famous monk of yore, Wong Tai Sin (also known as Huang Chu-ping), who was born in the 4th century and became a deity at Heng Shan (Red Pine Hill).

In 1915, Taoist priest Liang Ren-an carried a sacred portrait of Wong Tai Sin from Guangdong in southern China to Hong Kong.

Now housing this precious portrait, the Wong Tai Sin Temple is where worshippers pray for good fortune through offerings, divine guidance and fortune telling.













Hong Kong – Series 1 – February 2014

I visited Hong Kong back in February this year.

An AMAZING city that never sleeps.

I visited the Tai O Fishing Village and these are some of my images.

”Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day

Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”









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Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr – Bradford Media Museum



Galleries One and Two: 28 March – 29 June 2014

Only in England: Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr examines the close relationship between the work of these two important photographers and their fascination with the English.

Intrigued by the eccentricities of English social customs, Tony Ray-Jones spent the latter half of the 1960s travelling across England, photographing what he saw as a disappearing way of life.

Humorous yet melancholy, these images had a profound influence on photographer Martin Parr, who has made a selection from our Tony Ray-Jones archive for this exhibition including over 50 previously unseen photographs.

Parr’s selection will be shown alongside his rarely seen work, The Non-Conformists, which documents a declining traditional way of life in 1970s Hebden Bridge.